Fruit Trader

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020
Margot Julies     +27 21 863 0830

Our client is an established name in the fruit industry and would like to appoint a suitably qualified individual as a Trader. This position reports directly to the Market Manager and are based in Stellenbosch.

 The main purpose of this position is the planning, coordinating and international shipment of goods. The position further requires assistance in negotiations with a variety of people including shipping agents, producers, and clients. 

Main duties:

  • Assist in managing packing plans within the various categories (Volumes, deliveries according to specs, margins, contract formulation and execution, and cost price calculations)
  • Help with the formulation of the sales budgets for the category
  • Ensures optimal customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for handling of commercial issues/complaints
  • Suggesting new trade opportunities and product development
  • Keeping track of international market developments
  • Building supply-base relations


  • A Bachelor’s degree or relevant qualification in Commerce/Marketing
  • At least 2 years’ marketing experience in the fruit industry
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective contract negotiation skills
  • Awareness of relevant prevailing quality and food safety regulations
  • Ability to solve challenging problems
  • Being able to prioritize, meet deadlines and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs 

Please ENSURE that your application includes the following: 

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (MS Word format), inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees 

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: 23 October 2020